Remember the Wolf Camera guy? He’s back with a new cause

Chuck Wolf wants to get his hands on a few of those bazillions of photos you’ve lost track of on your phone.

More than a decade after his Atlanta-based photo empire, Wolf Camera, filed for bankruptcy protection, the 73-year-old Wolf has launched what he calls his “last hoorah.” He’s convinced a little Buckhead shop he has opened can outmaneuver giants like Walmart and Shutterfly to help you do something with at least some of your digital photos and old snapshots.

Find out what he has in mind and how our relationship with images has changed in Matt Kempner’s latest Unofficial Business column on

980501 - ATLANTA, GA -- Chuck Wolf, owner of Wolf Camera poses for the camera, May 1, 1998, in a training room that's set up like a store in their new headquarters. Wolf Camera is experiencing dramatic growth due to acquisitions and national expansion. Company currently has about 300 stores and recently moved to new headquarters that could handle up to 1000 stores. New headquarters represent a significant investment for the company. (RICHARD FOWLKES/AJC staff)

Back in the day,  Chuck Wolf built Atlanta-based Wolf Camera into one of the nation’s biggest specialty camera and photo chains with 700 stores. Here’s how he looked in 1998, three years before his empire crumbled. RICHARD FOWLKES/AJC

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